Visual Encyclopedia

Cloud

In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol comprising a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or particles suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body. The droplets and crystals may be made of water or various chemicals. On Earth, clouds are formed as a result of saturation of the air when it is cooled to its dew point, or when it gains sufficient moisture (usually in the form of water vapor) from an adjacent source to raise the dew point to the ambient temperature. They are seen in the Earth's homosphere (which includes the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere). Nephology is the science of clouds which is undertaken in the cloud physics branch of meteorology.

The description above is licensed from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons license.

Add an image or video to this topic

No signin required

or

Processing...

Cancel

Best posts about this topic

Loading . . .

Ad

Supercell in Kansas

A cool cloud formation in the town of Severy, Kansas. Taken by Jon Stone

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

clouds!!

Clouds! Clouds! Clouds!

Contributed by Alana Buckley

Thank God for Cameras!

Otherwise some of us would never see something so beautiful!

Contributed by Josh Milligan

Ocean of Clouds!

Everything we miss on a cloudy day>

Contributed by Josh Milligan

Wow!

Aaaaamazing!

Contributed by Josh Milligan

This cloud formed over the top of this mountain :-)

Contributed by Jordan Griffin

Look mommy it's a horsey!!! (In my 4 year old voice)

Contributed by Jordan Griffin

Before the Storm

The clouds before a storm can be very beautiful.

Contributed by Katie Scott

Even clouds know what love is

Even clouds know what love is

Contributed by Heather Michelle Williams

Timelapse clouds

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

What is Sussle?

Sussle is the first, open visual encyclopedia. Anyone can use it.

What's a visual encylopedia?

It has beautiful images and viral videos that are way more fun than reading all the text in traditional encyclopedias.

5 reasons you should add your own images and videos:

  1. If you found Sussle interesting, then give back by adding something interesting for others.
  2. Help others learn in a fun way.
  3. Make someone else interested in this topic laugh or say wow!
  4. Become internet-famous as people like and share your post.
  5. It's super easy, so it won't take more than a minute.

Ready to start?

Just click on the red module above.